June 24th, 2014
Frances Ann â€śPamâ€ť Yeager, 85, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928 in Kersey, daughter of the late Francis and Veronica Steinlehner Pontzer. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Gilbert F. â€śGibâ€ť Yeager, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2013.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. She was a retired employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1989.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Minor League (9- and 10-year-olds) All-Stars lost 9-5 to DuBois Tuesday evening at Knothole Area Recreational Park in the opening round of the District 10 Little League Tournament.
A Brookville man is charged with felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility and "threats and other improper influence in official and political matters" for allegedly contacting Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon by telephone and making homicidal threats.
The Summer Parks Program sponsored by the Ridgway Area School District, Ridgway Borough and Ridgway Township is set to begin today.
The program was started in 1999 and Stephanie O'Connell has been involved with it since its inception.
"It gives the kids the freedom to do what they want to do for a few hours, and try new and different things," she said. "They enjoy it and like to get outdoors."
The Elk County Major League All-Star Team (11- and 12-year-olds) won their first game of the all-star tournament 18-5 when they traveled to Brockway Monday night.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 team hosted Wilcox for a doubleheader on Monday at Berwind Park, with the teams splitting the victories. St. Marys won the first game in a 12-0 shutout while Wilcox claimed an 11-6 victory in the second game.
The Ridgway American Legion baseball team lost 13-1 in five innings to Smethport in action Monday evening at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Smethport scored six runs in the first inning and five runs in the fifth inning to help propel them to the victory.
KERSEY â€“ A large crowd came out to support the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ cook-off held over the weekend at the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department in Kersey.
The cook-off began at 11 a.m. and Saturday afternoon featured a talent show featuring local youth.
WILCOX â€“Â Locked in a tight game Sunday night, the Wilcox American Legion baseball team loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning but came up empty while facing a one-run deficit against Fox Township.
Ben MacDonald wouldn't let his team make the same mistake twice.
With the bases loaded with two outs in the home half of the seventh, MacDonald smacked a Caleb Bennett offering into left center field to score pinch runner Jacob Zimmerman and Cole Peterson for the 4-3 walk-off come-from-behind win over Fox Township.
Brockway used a strong five-run first inning to propel themselves to an 8-3 victory over Ridgway Sunday evening at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.